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    Finally winter here. Singletrack yesterday and a...

    Finally winter here. Singletrack yesterday and a solid Montana road ride...
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    I ended up keeping the pants. I put them on with...

    I ended up keeping the pants. I put them on with the Lake 303 and boots and the was sufficient overlap.

    The short socks were to illustrate the gap (although I typically ride with short socks). ...
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    I got the amfib lite pants yesterday and threw...

    I got the amfib lite pants yesterday and threw them on for a quick few strokes on the trainer. They feel great - they were cut perfectly for riding. However I noticed that the ankle cuff rides up a...
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    I ended up with the amfib tight and the amfib...

    I ended up with the amfib tight and the amfib lite pant. They are enroute.

    I run hot so goretex is a no go for me unless a downpour. I end up as wet inside as I am outside.

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    Thanks! How about Ceramic for gravel? Seth...

    Thanks!

    How about Ceramic for gravel?

    Seth

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    Bearing tools

    Looking to do a bunch of bearing replacements over the winter. In general, looking to do upper and lower pivot bearings on my hightower, wheels mfg bottom bracket bearings, and assorted hub bearings....
  7. They are hard to find but I just put a set of...

    They are hard to find but I just put a set of studded Terrene Cake Eater 2.8s on my Stache. Mounted up with 41mm internal width rims they measure almost exactly 2.6. might fit on your Chromag.
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    It sounds like you might be describing...

    It sounds like you might be describing "auto-steer" or "self-steer" as I've heard it named. If that is the case, then it's likely tire pressure. IME lower pressures with meatier tires exhibited...
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    Thanks again! I'm getting closer to a decision,...

    Thanks again! I'm getting closer to a decision, I think. Can you (or anyone) comment at all on the fit of the Amfib bibs and pants? The model in the picture is 6'2" and 195 lbs and wearing an M,...
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    I love that area and randomly have a buddy there...

    I love that area and randomly have a buddy there right now. There's that super steep climb just north of Lahaina on that loop and great banana bread half way. Beautiful. Hope to get back someday.
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    I sold the fat bike last summer and am on a Trek...

    I sold the fat bike last summer and am on a Trek Stache (29+) for the winter on studded Terrene Cake Eaters. I'll be mostly riding the roads around my work (including the happy valley trails) mid day...
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    I'll check these out. Thanks! Sent from my...

    I'll check these out. Thanks!

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    I had pretty much talked myself into a pair...

    I had pretty much talked myself into a pair anyway. When you layer over the top what are you using?

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    Cold weather pants/tights

    I'm looking to continue riding this winter and am looking for input on good cold weather pants or tights. I've been doing this the past few years with a combo of Costco softshell pants and either...
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    Between my wife and I, we have 10 tires to do at...

    Between my wife and I, we have 10 tires to do at least seasonally - I can't usually get through more than a season without having to replace sealant. With the kids getting older and their bike...
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    Sweet! I *just* bought another quart of Stan's...

    Sweet! I *just* bought another quart of Stan's about a week ago so by the time I need another quart... I'll have to go searching for this thread...

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    This is helpful to know, thank you! Sent from...

    This is helpful to know, thank you!

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    I feel like researching DIY tubeless sealant...

    I feel like researching DIY tubeless sealant could take me down the rabbit hole - are all latex mold builders created equal or is there a preferred brand?

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    Specifically, which competitors? Still buying...

    Specifically, which competitors? Still buying Stan's sealant, but I am also unhappy with the price.
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    Do you happen to know if these are compatible...

    Do you happen to know if these are compatible with the Beast bindings? The earlier Hojis were not but they also had a blunt nose if memory serves.

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    I appreciate the input. I'm looking for a little...

    I appreciate the input. I'm looking for a little more extensive and higher quality hardware. I've also used McMaster Carr quite a bit in the past. They have a wide selection and for the one offs,...
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    I hit a downed tree at speed a few years ago with...

    I hit a downed tree at speed a few years ago with a set of enve carbon rims. It ruined the tire (big wobble afterwards) and went terribly out of true. I figured I ruined the rim. Took it to a shop...
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    Fastener Assortment kits?

    There MUST be a thread on this somewhere, but I'm struggling to find one. I'm doing a Garage remodel project through the winter and into the spring and I'm looking to add a good fastener assortment...
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    I have no personal experience but the video of...

    I have no personal experience but the video of Danny Macaskil trying to destroy the Reserve wheels is pretty compelling. I have carbon wheels on 3 of my bikes but I am not terribly hard on them. If I...
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    Just wrapping this up. Put the shorter stem on...

    Just wrapping this up. Put the shorter stem on first, then rode it myself. (That was a mistake because I think it rides between than my bike).

    Then put the narrow bars on and we went out for a...
  26. I like the idea of having a versatile bike where...

    I like the idea of having a versatile bike where you could convert from Pistol(a) to Gnarvana fairly easily, but I'm wondering if it's realistic to do very often? This seems kind of line running...
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    I originally had put a 30 or 40mm stem on there,...

    I originally had put a 30 or 40mm stem on there, so I don't disagree with the statements regarding the shorter stem. The only reason the longer stem ended up on that bike was because it was the only...
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    Kalispell, MT

    Kalispell, MT
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    Thanks gents. The Rowl originally had a 40mm...

    Thanks gents.

    The Rowl originally had a 40mm stem so I'll put that back on. I'll also try the narrower bars to see if the problems go away.

    When she was riding the TB primarily I did a big...
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    I did some measurements last night and came up...

    I did some measurements last night and came up with the following:

    Rowl
    Bar height - 43.5"
    Saddle height - 41.5"
    (Bar 2" heigher than saddle)
    Center bars to center saddle (center seatpost) -...
  31. I'm not seeing the GG bikes. Are they in a...

    I'm not seeing the GG bikes. Are they in a different thread?
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    Same. Although in this picture it's carrying...

    Same. Although in this picture it's carrying bear spray.

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    Thanks all. I started this thread before I...

    Thanks all.

    I started this thread before I built this bike up for her so I originally built it with taking weight off of her hands in mind. This included:

    1. Shorter stem
    2. Bars with both...
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    Bumping this thread up a bit. My wife has been...

    Bumping this thread up a bit. My wife has been riding a v1 Tallboy. I built her an Esker Rowl and to try to combat potential wrist issues I set up her cockpit to be a bit more upright including a...
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    Yellowstonehttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/202110...

    Yellowstonehttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20211023/987c3be44a9bf7af790553914a5bd51b.jpg

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    Three generations out today....

    Three generations out today....
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    I'm looking for a recommendation for a new gravel...

    I'm looking for a recommendation for a new gravel tire. I'm looking for something ~40mm similar to the WTB Venture but that corners better. I have Byways on there right now and they corner better but...
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    That's a great deal. I bought and use my 530 a...

    That's a great deal. I bought and use my 530 a ton and really like it. Good luck with the sale!

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    It's hard to sift through the reviews of...

    It's hard to sift through the reviews of Hightower vs LT. Many feel that the LT is a big improvement - better suspension kinematics and support of a larger tire are the two big ones. But like most...
  40. I have this exact bike in the same color. How is...

    I have this exact bike in the same color. How is the clearance on those 42s?

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    This is great. Thank you! Found a thread on...

    This is great. Thank you! Found a thread on MTBR that I've been working through slowly that seems to suggest the same. Thanks for the info!
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    Sorta. The shock length is the same but the...

    Sorta. The shock length is the same but the stroke is longer. Incidentally, 5mm longer. I originally planned on putting the 5mm spacer into the shock - when I bought it, there was only the longer...
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    Got in a great ride with my wife this last week...

    Got in a great ride with my wife this last week and a great ride with the 9yo today. Not ready to be done yet....
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    This is possible. I have the flip chip in low....

    This is possible. I have the flip chip in low. I'll check both to verify - can't remember if it *just touches* in low or high. Thanks!

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    I've checked the compression without air in the...

    I've checked the compression without air in the spring. It *just* touches. My guess is that there is probably some additional flex when a deep compression occurs that might make the issue worse.
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    I bought my oldest a Vitus Nucleus 24 last year...

    I bought my oldest a Vitus Nucleus 24 last year when he was 8. The quality and build was good for the price with the exception of the Spinner fork. That thing is crap and I should have replaced it...
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    That's simply not my style. :-) Sent from my...

    That's simply not my style. :-)

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    Hightower V1 and Hightower LT V1

    I have been riding a long-shocked hightower for this year season and it's been great. But in the back of my mind is the worry that I'll buzz the seat tube on a deep compression. I found someone...
  49. I have a Yakima swing out adapter that, when...

    I have a Yakima swing out adapter that, when paired with either a Yakima or Kuat rack, completely swings out of the way of my tailgate on my F150. There's also no noticeable slop - even on rough...
  50. I've heard that lighter riders benefit more from...

    I've heard that lighter riders benefit more from a coil than an air spring. I believe the thought process is that lighter riders have a harder time overcoming stiction whereas a coil would offer...
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